Sara Chinnasamy

University of Technology, Malaysia

Sara Chinnasamy is an Associate Professor of Communication and Journalism at the University of Technology in Mara, Malaysia, She completed her Post Doctoral in Digital Policies at the University of Melbourne, and her PHD in New Media Politics at the University of Adelaide, Australia. Sara  is the author of Routledge's 'New Media Political Engagement & Participation'. Her work has a focus on how developing countries use western theories in media connections & conflicts.


Sara is a political & social media analyst in Malaysia that is actively engaged in Malaysian political and new media discussions. Her expertise extends to actively providing comprehensive and analytical research, apart from also forwarding valuable feedback to the government. Sara was attached as a Prime Minister Officer at the Office of Prime Minister Malaysia, Putrajaya Malaysia. 


She started her career in media from a young age and focused her interest on news production. She was appointed as a Radio News Editor attached at the Malaysian Public Broadcaster, Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) and a year later as a TV News Broadcast Journalist. Her role concentrated on political news and this expanded to parliamentary related analysis and live cross-overs from federal parliament in prime news. 



In January 2020, Sara was awarded the ‘Best Women Mentor Award’ at the World Inspirational Women Award at New Delhi, India by the GISR Foundation recognising her community engagement research work. In February 2020, Sara was conferred“Golden Social Media Analyst Award” by the  Eudoxia Research Council, Assam India in the International Conference on New Frontiers in Engineering, Science, Law, Management, Humanities and Social Science 2020 (INFES-2020) Guwahati, Assam India.  



In Australian’s media she had highlighted on media literacy Diaspora among Australian communities to encounter manipulation of information and fake news. During her post-doctoral research, Sara had provided live interviews at the Melbourne Radios Stations such as with 94.7 The Pulse FM, Geelong Radio Station’s Mitchell Front Page Program and weekly tech show, Byte Into It on Triple R – on 102.7FM and 3RRR Digital in Melbourne on ‘Disinformation and Online Information Manipulation in Southeast Asia’.  

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